Somerville, Massachusetts, June 8, 2012 – Donation of Henson Rowing Tech Shirts provides Somerville High School with Rowing Teams’ First Rowing Specific Apparel
The Somerville High School athletes have more confidence at the race course looking every part the rowers that they are, rather than the previous uniforms!
Somerville High School’s rowing team is small but growing. The rowers have always faced an uphill battle with recognition within the school about the team's existence and Athletic Directors and Equipment Managers who didn’t quite know what to do with them for uniforms. Between Henson Rowing and the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. program, those worries are gone. The athletes now have custom designed tech shirts that mimic the school’s blade and make the kids easy to spot on land and water. The athletes have more confidence at the race course looking every part the rowers that they are, rather than the previous uniforms that were track and field jerseys. The kids are proud to represent Somerville, and Somerville High Rowing looks forward to working with R.E.A.C.H.E.S. in the future to keep the confidence high and the uniforms sharp.
R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 in an effort to promote, protect and preserve the integrity of amateur athletics by providing athletic and educational opportunities to all athletes of all ages and abilities. This unique experience will provide educational, technical, and lifelong lessons for athletes, coaches, parents and fans that seek to capture meaningful, compassionate, harmonious, interesting and active lives. All profits from R.E.A.C.H.E.S. will be used to support specific needs in each sport to ensure future generations of athletes, fans, parents and coaches will continue to learn from valuable lifelong athletic lessons.
Henson Rowing Henson Group Sports was founded in 1967 by Olympic wrestling medalist, Captain Josiah Henson. Henson Rowing is the newest division in our product line. Driven by innovation, Henson Rowing creates products for passionate athletes and customers who accept only the highest quality products and services. Henson Rowing determines what innovations will help athletes perform better and develops products that athletes want to wear. Henson Rowing products use only the best technical fabrics and are constructed with the athletes’ performance in mind.